Manchester United have been told they must pay more than €10million to tempt Villarreal into selling midfielder Bruno Soriano according to insidefutbol.com.
The 27-year-old has also attracted interest from La Liga giants Barcelona in recent months, but it is believed they are some way off turning their passing interest into a concrete bid - such is the plethora of midfield talent currently at the Camp Nou.
Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson was said to have made contact with the Yellow Submarine last month about the possibility of a transfer in January.
But according to Valencia-based daily newspaper Super Deporte, Villarreal president Fernando Roig has made a u-turn on his agreement over the sum needed to take Soriano to Old Trafford.
After the €21million sale of Santi Carzola to Malaga in the summer, Villarreal are now on a sound financial footing, meaning they are in a stronger position to negotiate with Manchester United.